With no less than 257 films and projects, the IDFA 2020 program is now live. Are you itching to plan screenings and buy tickets, but not sure where to start?
Let us show you the way through the festival with these thematic Program Pathways, some of the films are still available to watch online until December 6th.
This pathway seeks to return balance to our cinematic outlook by making space for the rich points of view that have been pushed to the edges by a historic over-saturation with the masculine perspective. Here we find films that embody an inclusively female view on life, society, and each other
The end of a life can be a reflection on the passing of times and the loss of relationships. Referencing the famous Dutch novel Old People and the Things that Pass by Louis Couperus, IDFA presents its universal themes in a wide selection of films about old age and the end of an era.
The individual and the group; the skin-deep and the deep-down; the challenge of being who you are in a world that prefers to put you in a box and manage your actions and choices. These films challenge us with the questions of different individuals as they strive to remain true to who they are.
God is an organizing principle as much as a deity, bringing people together, while also tearing them apart. The spiritual realm is beyond meaning, but also provides it in moments when meaning is beyond us. This pathway explores the complexities of faith in our individual and communal lives.
The colonial era never really ended—from the borders that restrict our movement to the languages we speak, the imperial conquests of bygone centuries are hard-coded into our lives. Here we encounter powerful films that provoke change to outdated power relations in our societies, culture, and minds.